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Race Point Lighthouse

Race Point Beach, Provincetown, MA 02657
+1 855-722-3959
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Just a house

I drove all the way out there to find a lighthouse and just found a house. I would say skip it... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
RiverBirch1967
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
A beautiful and relatively private beach on busy Cape Cod peninsula.

This place does require a permit to park (from the Park Service). However, it does offer expansive... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
CajunCulture
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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The Race Point Lighthouse, Keeper's House, Whistle House and Oil House are maintained by the Cape Cod Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization of volunteer members whose mission is the restoration and...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Race Point Beach, Provincetown, MA 02657
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+1 855-722-3959
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Reviewed October 26, 2016

I drove all the way out there to find a lighthouse and just found a house. I would say skip it except for the beautiful drive through lovely forests to get there. I've not seen such beauty in a very long time. Just if you...More

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JaniceRon, Public Relations Manager at Race Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

The Keeper's House and Whistle House are rented to fund the non-profit American Lighthouse Foundation, whose Cape Cod Chapter maintains the properties at Race Point Lighthouse. We do offer tours on the 1st and the 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10 - 2 p.m.,...More

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Reviewed October 20, 2016

This place does require a permit to park (from the Park Service). However, it does offer expansive beaches with very few people on them. We always enjoy spending an afternoon walking down this lovely part of Massachusetts.

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Reviewed October 17, 2016

If you go in summer, as the hundreds of parking places attest to, the place is undoubtedly filled to the gills with beach goers. However, off-season, you practically have the entire beach front to yourselves. Walk down from the visitor's center along the bike path,...More

1  Thank Sweeney221b
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Reviewed October 7, 2016

My sister and I booked a stay at the Race Point Lighthouse and were totally impressed by its beauty. You can stay at the keeper's house just a few feet away from the lighthouse. The lighthouse is wonderful and is really kept in good shape....More

1  Thank bravefilius
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

This lighthouse is the northernmost on Cape Cod. It was first built in 1816. It had a Fresnel lens until is was automated in 1972. You can rent the keeper's house or the whistle house for vacation rentals.

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed September 5, 2016

A townie plus a friend and myself visited the Lighthouse, Cottage and Whistle House. We let air of the tires...down to 12 psi...on the truck and we just wandered around the dunes. We stopped at the Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage and visited with the couple, among...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2016

Didn't have time to hike out to it, but will go back in the fall for some sunrise - sunset pictures. First time there. just amazing scenery!

Thank rrowe1932
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Reviewed August 13, 2016

The Race Point Lighthouse is generally open for touring from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on the first and third Saturdays between mid-May and early October. The tour is free, but donations are greatly appreciated and go toward upkeep of the lighthouse and grounds. Transportation...More

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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

I surprised my girlfriend with this short trip to Race Point. We found it a beautiful spot and had a wonderful time with the amazing hosts/housekeepers Susan and Jack. Also with us were at this weekend Nan and Patty. Race Point is a Lighthouse with...More

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RacePointLighthosue, Public Relations Manager at Race Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2016

Thanks, David. Come back and visit us again!

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Reviewed July 20, 2016

2 miles one way in sand no one around. Light house was great! We even talked to the light house keeper that was there for two nights. The beach is long and wide. Seals where our in the water watching the shoreline. Favorite hike of...More

Thank T M
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Sharold Y
May 17, 2017|
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Response from BlaineDB | Reviewed this property |
Not a bad day trip, depending on your time resources. Suggest you walk to Angel Foods for sandwiches and drinks (assuming you have a day pack), then drive or bicycle to 2 possible locations Race Point Beach parking (check... More
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bgillroy
September 7, 2016|
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Response from swisstravellerslife | Reviewed this property |
To the beach it's a 2 minute walk or 100 yards... I hope it helped :-). If not look it up on Google maps :-)
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